Updated Beretta 686 Silver Pigeon I Shotgun

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    Beretta has some news for those of you who are avid upland hunters. They have introduced the updated version of their 686 Silver Pigeon I over and under shotgun. The company calls it “The Evolution of the Icon” and advertises it with a steampunk-ish looking metal bird which probably symbolizes another slogan for this gun – “Nature Evolves. So Do We.“.

    Here is how Beretta describes this shotgun and point outs its key new features:

    The 686 Silver Pigeon I’s receiver, which is derived from the legendary 680 series, features a slim, elegant shape, characterised by the tried-and-tested locking system with iconic trapezoid shoulders and dual conical locking lugs. The engravings are created using modern Beretta technology, namely a 5-axis laser, capable of engraving rounded surfaces while maintaining perfect continuity in the design.

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    Below you can also find Beretta’s introduction video of this shotgun.

    The new 686 Silver Pigeon I features walnut furniture with an oil finish. The stock is available in both right or left-handed versions and comes with a Microcore® recoil pad. There are two options of the forearm – rounded or Schnabel. The latter is the forend shape where the front end of the forend flares downward creating sort of a handstop.

    The Beretta 686 Silver Pigeon I shotguns are available in 12, 20, 28 or 410 gauges – all with 3″ (76mm) chambers. The 12 and 20 gauge versions feature Beretta’s Steelium Optima Bore HP barrels that have a long 80mm double forcing cone and 70mm Optima Choke HP chokes. The 28 gauge and 410 bore shotguns come with traditional Beretta barrels with 50mm Mobil Chokes. The barrels are cold hammer forged and vacuum relieved. These shotguns can be purchased with 66, 71 or 76-centimeter barrels (26″, 28″ and 30″).
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    The engraving pattern is designed by Beretta’s master engravers, however, the engraving itself is done by a 5-axis laser engraving machine.

    Do we have upland hunters among our readers? What do you think about the latest iteration of this Beretta shotgun?

    Images from www.beretta.com

    Hrachya H

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